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2015 OCM Bocas Prize opens for entries

The 2015 OCM Bocas Prize Opens

The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is a major award for literary books by Caribbean writers. Books may be entered in three categories: poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction. The prize includes an award of US$10,000, sponsored by One Caribbean Media. This year there will also be cash awards for the other category winners.

The submission deadline for books published between 1 January and 31 October, 2014, is 10 November, 2014. The deadline for books published between 1 November and 31 December, 2013, is 9 January, 2015.

Find out more about the Prize and download full submission guidelines here.

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2015 OCM Bocas Prize Judging Panel

Austin Clarke, Overall Chair
Author
Barbados/Canada

Marjorie Thorpe, Vice-Chair
Former academic and Commonwealth Writers’ Prize judge
Trinidad & Tobago

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Poetry

Laurence Breiner, Chair
Academic
United States

Pamela C. Mordecai
Author
Jamaica/Canada

Patience Agbabi 
Author
United Kingdom

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Non-fiction

Carolyn Cooper, Chair
Academic
Jamaica

Silvio Torres-Saillant
Academic
Dominican Republic/United States

Bhaskar Sunkara
Editor, Jacobin Magazine
United States

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Fiction

Clare Alexander, Chair
Literary Agent
United Kingdom

Nalo Hopkinson
Author
Jamaica/United States

Ria Julien
Literary Agent
Trinidad & Tobago/United States